Celebrate your favorite Dr. Seuss books with your child using this idea for Dr. Seuss Sensory Play with Kinetic Sand. You just need a few supplies and your child will be magically transported into the colorful imaginary world of Dr. Seuss.
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This week we’re featuring Dr. Seuss for the weekly Virtual Book Club for Kids! There are so many favorite Dr. Seuss books we couldn’t pick just one. One of my favorites is this collection of Dr. Seuss books that I think any home library should have. Two of my favorites are included in it which are The Cat in the Hat and Green Eggs and Ham.
Click here to see our Dr. Seuss Book Activity Ideas.
Dr. Seuss’s Beginner Book Collection
(Cat in the Hat, One Fish Two Fish, Green Eggs and Ham, Hop on Pop, Fox in Socks)
Take some time to enjoy the Dr. Seuss books in honor of Read Across America on March 2nd, which is Dr. Seuss birthday too. My little one enjoy creating this activity with me as we enter into the playful imagination of Dr. Seuss and all of his memorable characters.
If you do a quick stop by the Target Dollar Spot each year you can usually find a few items to add to the box that are Dr. Seuss inspired. We grabbed a few stamps and erasers this year to add to our collection which prompted Dr. Seuss the sensory box. Here’s how you can set up your own!
Dr. Seuss Sensory Play with Kinetic Sand
- Kinetic Sand or just regular beach sand
- Buttons or PomPoms
- Dr. Seuss Erasers
- Large Plastic Container
- Kinetic Sand Toys or Small Plastic Containers
Directions for Dr. Seuss Sensory Play Idea
1. Read a few of your favorite Dr. Seuss books. We were inspired by The Cat in the Hat and Green Eggs and Ham, our two favorites. Did you know it’s Read Aloud Month? Join along 15 minutes a day!
2. Gather together a few Dr. Seuss themed items like Dr. Seuss Erasers or Dr. Seuss finger puppets. You can even make your own with Dr. Seuss stamps . You could even make a quick scavenger hunt of the items for your child to make it even more memorable.
3. Create a base layer to your sensory box like Kinetic Sand , beads or even dry rice.
4. Combine the Dr. Seuss themed items with a few craft items in a large container. I used the colors of red, white and blue as many associate those with Dr. Seuss’s book the Cat in the Hat.
5. Invite your child to play with the times as they explore the magical world of Dr. Seuss. It’s a sensory invitation with language and hands on fun as they explore the Cat in the Hat or any of your favorite Dr. Seuss books. You’ll find them retelling parts of the story again and again as they build their language skills and imagination.
6. For older children you can add the rhyming words from the story to the Dr. Seuss Sensory Box to make a literacy activity too. I’ve created a printable for you to use. Click here to download and print.
Our Virtual Book Club for Kids Cohosts have created so many FUN DR. SEUSS INSPIRED ACTIVITIES just for you. Be sure to visit them below…
Dr. Seuss Themed Activities for Preschoolers
- Teach Kids Letters Through Play from Mama Smiles
- Green Eggs and Ham Letter Practice from Still Playing School
- Dr, Seuss Alphabet Puzzles from Sea of Knowledge
- Would You Eat This? A Green Eggs & Ham Activity from Sunny Day Family
- Horton Hears a Who Listening Activities from JDaniel4’s Mom
- Dr. Seuss Sensory Play with Kinetic Sand from The Educators’ Spin On It
- Lorax Cause and Effect Matching Game from Inspiration Laboratories
- Green Eggs and Ham Game: Color Word Egg Sort from Growing Book by Book
- Color Mixing Truffula Trees Art Project from School Time Snippets
- Color My Feelings With My Many Colored Days from Teach Beside Me
- Wacky Wednesday Visual Perception Activity from The OT Toolbox
- Read Cat in the Hat with DIY Thing Puppets from Preschool Powol Packets
- Exploring Shapes and Silhouettes – The Shape of Me and Other Stuff from To Be a Kid Again
- Ten Apples Up on Top Printable Math Activity from The Moments at Home
- Cat in the Hat Popsicles from Views from a Stepstool
- Wacky Painting inspired by Wacky Wednesday from Toddler Approved
MORE DR. SEUSS ACTIVITY IDEAS
Dr. Seuss Fishbowl Game
Dr. Seuss Inspired Activities for Kids
The Cat in the Hat Sensory Bottle Craft
Ten Apples Up On Top STEM Activity
Hannah Logan says
Hello, Kim! Hope you are well My name is Hannah Logan, and I am just writing to ask a favor. I wrote a Dr. Seuss activities and crafts compilation post for my blog over at myhappyhomeschooling.com. I went ahead and included your lovely activity from this post. Would you mind if I used pictures from your post in a compilation graphic for social media?
Thank you in advance for your response, Kim!
Here is a link to my Dr. Seuss compilation post, in case you’d like to take a look: http://myhappyhomeschooling.com/50-dr-seuss-crafts-and-activities-for-preschoolers-fun-and-easy/
Kim Vij says
Thanks for asking Hannah and including this post in your roundup post. Yes you can use our image with credit in your post graphic.
Hannah Logan says
Thank you, Kim! The graphic leads to my post which leads to your site and definitely gives you credit 🙂 If you’d like to see it, I can send it to you on Pinterest once it’s published, if that’s something you’d want to see!